Playing hide and seek at the circus.
Followed by CBeebies Birthdays
Repeats are not indicated.
10.30 BBC Primary History
(ages 9-11) Five editions.
12.10 Revisewise Shorts (ages 9-11) Test preparation.
With Adam Shaw.
Repeats are not indicated.
1.00 Watch (ages 5-7) Double bill: Barnaby Bear ; Bullying.
Live coverage of the semi-final draw.
A look at the castles and villages of the Cotswolds.
Creating a funky party garden for a bride-to-be.
The 1914-18 conflict is brought to life in this 1964 series narrated by Michael Redgrave. 1914: Germany asserts its might.
(BW) (Continues tomorrow at 2.20pm)
Taking a peek inside some of our most posh royal homes. IS)
Stunning Breton town Vannes hosts the antiques show.
Paul Rankin and Nick Nairn do culinary battle.
Croydon in Surrey hosts the dust-'em-down-and-price-'em-up antiques show. Hosted by Paul Martin. (Revised rpt) www.bbc.co.uk/antiques
Inventing a dish from scratch in a mere 30 minutes, impressing the head chef of a London restaurant and wowing the judges with a two-course meal are the challenges facing tonight's contestants. Series director Emma Peach ; Series producer Karen Ross
www.bbc.co.uk/masterchef RT DIRECT: accompanying hardback book, E13.99 (RRP E14.99) including p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
2/3. The Crowd. A star-studded cast brings to life characters such as Casanova, as Peter Ackroyd 's docu-drama examines the force that gives life to the city yet repeatedly threatens to destroy it.
Writers Peter Ackroyd and Roger Parsons
Director/Producer Roger Parsons RT DIRECT: Peter Ackroyd 's The Illustrated London hardback book, E22.50 (RRP F25) incl p&p. To order call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
Thomas de Quincey:
4/10. Celebrating the passions and preoccupations of television viewers. More on Friday at 9.50pm.
Producer Lucy Kenwright ; Exec producer Caroline Wright
Can butchers at London's Smithfield Market detect differences between compassionately reared organic beef and non-organic meat from the supermarket shelf? Rick Stein and Chalky find out as they continue their nationwide culinary quest.
Director/Producer David Pritchard RT DIRECT: Rick Stein 's Food Heroes paperback book, £10.99 (RRP £12.99) including p&p. To order, call [number removed]7979 (national rate)
Balliol College Oxford take on the University of Edinburgh in the first of the quarter-finals. Jeremy Paxman is the man with the head-scratchers.
Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn
4/10. Japan to China. From swords of the samurai to the tranquillity of a temple, Dan Cruickshank experiences the extremes of Japan. Then, in China, he walks the Great Wall, contemplates the massed ranks of the Terracotta Army and finds peace in the Empress of China's marble boat.
Series producer Tim Dunn ; Executive producer Basil Comely
Repeated next Saturday
2/2. What could bring about one of nature's most cataclysmic events - and what global fall-out would follow it? Scientists explain. Apocalyptic docudrama End Day- Wednesday 10.40pm on BBC3
Presented by Jeremy Paxman.
Editor Peter Barron www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight
When a simulated hostage situation looms, can members of the public run the country? They are guided by Gavin Hewitt , with military advisor
Sir Tim Garden , spin doctor Amanda Platell and former counter-terrorism expert Charles Shoebridge.
Producer Rod Edge: Series producer John Hesling BBCi: interactive elements are available via the red button
Languages and Travel Repeats are not indicated
1.00 Japanese Language and People Daily life and culture in Japan, from working to entertaining.